Tanzania

We have been serving the Maasai and Sanjo tribes in Tanzania for more than 20 years. Our flying medical clinics visit each village every other week. Over a 3-day clinic, we vaccinate up to 500 babies – providing a healthy start to some of the most vulnerable children on earth.

Zambia

In Zambia, we support FlySpec, a flying medical charity that provides orthopedic and reconstructive plastic surgery to the rural poor. The majority of their work consists of flying volunteer surgeons into remote hospitals to provide corrective surgeries for children with cleft palates and club feet.

Nicaragua

On the Northeastern Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, it can take a day or more traveling down the Rio Coco River to reach the nearest hospital. We provide emergency medical evacuation flights, as well as medical, dental and vision clinics – offering the Miskito people a chance at health and hope for a future.

Myanmar

In rural Myanmar, we are bringing doctors and medical care to people using two donated diesel busses that we converted into mobile medical units. Our initial focus is providing cataract surgeries – and the sterile environment that the busses provide helps prevent infection which can lead to blindness.

Paraguay

In the Canindeyu Department of Paraguay, on the eastern border near Brazil, we provide medical and dental care to the indigenous people and non-indigenous farming communities and towns. We currently serve 12 communities, using a Cessna 175 to support monthly trips to each community by transporting either a doctor or dentist—or both—to provide free medical and dental clinics. These clinics are usually attended by 200-300 people.

Belize

Belize is one of our oldest service areas—and a true Wings of Hope success story. We became involved in Belize more than 25 years ago, establishing a medical air transport service that was subsequently taken over by the Belizean Ministry of Health. We now provide annual maintenance for their Piper Cherokee 6, as well as a volunteer pilot to serve the region. A well-established and independent program, Belize is, in many ways, our ideal field site in terms of its progression toward sustainability.